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Phoenix play it cool: No title talk for Merrickā€™s men

Ernie Merrick says his Wellington Phoenix side aren't letting their thoughts drift to a potential A-League title challenge after a landmark 3-2 win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday.
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Pardew defends Jedinak over Sakho elbow

Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak may face ramifications for an elbow on Diafra Sakho, but the midfielder has the support of boss Alan Pardew.
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Heldt apologises after Schalke's derby humbling

Schalke general manager Horst Heldt issued an apology to fans after Saturday's derby drubbing against Borussia Dortmund.
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Muscat: Victory let Archie down

Kevin Muscat admits a first defeat at home to Wellington Phoenix was made all the more painful by Melbourne Victory's failure to mark Archie Thompson's 200th appearance with a win.
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Milan must give that bit extra - Bocchetti

If Milan are to achieve a return to European football, the whole squad must dig deep and give more says Salvatore Bocchetti.
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Rooney: Brown red must be rescinded

Wes Brown's controversial sending off for Sunderland has sparked much debate and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney wants the call reversed.
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Monk hails Swansea's versatility

Swansea City's 1-0 Premier League win at Burnley proved their ability to win ugly, according to Garry Monk.
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Batman and Robin 'a bit of fun' - Reus

Batman and Robin brought a bit of fun back to Borussia Dortmund, attacker Marco Reus said.
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Referee East says 'no mistaken identity' as Poyet pledges to look again

Match official Roger East has defended his controversial decision to send off Wes Brown in Sunderland's defeat to Manchester United.
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Chelsea v Tottenham: Mourinho's men channel spirit of 2005

Jose Mourinho's first piece of Chelsea silverware was the 2005 League Cup and he has the chance to repeat that against Tottenham on Sunday.
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Phoenix rise to dent Victory title charge

Just as Adelaide United did on Friday night, Melbourne Victory missed a chance to replace Perth Glory at the top of the A-League standings when they were beaten 3-2 at home to Wellington Phoenix.
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Melbourne Victory 2 Wellington Phoenix 3: Hosts miss chance to go top

Melbourne Victory spurned the chance to go top of the A-League after suffering a 3-2 defeat at home to Wellington Phoenix.
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Rodgers: Top-four finish would be bigger than last season's effort

A top-four finish in the Premier League would be a bigger result for Liverpool than last season, according to Brendan Rodgers.
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Batman and Robin 'a bit of fun' - Reus

Batman and Robin brought a bit of fun back to Borussia Dortmund, attacker Marco Reus said.
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Rakitic feeling better after ending goal drought

Ivan Rakitic was delighted to break his goalscoring drought as Barcelona beat Granada on Saturday.
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Copa Libertadores Preview: Well-rested Cruzeiro ready for Universitario

Cruzeiro coach Marcelo Oliveira will have a well-rested team at his disposal when they host Huracan in the Copa Libertadores.
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Fournier fuming after Lyon loss

Hubert Fournier was angry after his Lyon side left the door open for Paris Saint-Germain to go top of Ligue 1.
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DFB Pokal Preview: Gladbach visit rusty Offenbach

Fourth-tier Kickers Offenbach will head into their DFB Pokal last-16 tie with Borussia Monchengladbach light on match practice.
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Mourinho: Tottenham approached me

Tottenham tried to hire Jose Mourinho in 2007, the Chelsea manager said ahead of the League Cup final.
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Primeira Liga Review: Birthday boys Benfica hit Estoril for six

League leaders Benfica celebrated their anniversary in perfect fashion with a Primeira Liga thumping of Estoril.
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